Following in the footsteps of both father and son

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Different crystals have different symmetries and these can be read off from the structure factor. For example, a perfect single crystal with the symmetry called body-centred cubic (bcc) shows, when viewed from one angle, a structure factor with a set of sharp points including six arranged at the corner of a hexagon.

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When is a crystal not a crystal?

Blausen 0660 NaClI had thought I had about 3 months to write a paper, but it turns out iI have about 3 weeks. As you can imagine, this has kind of light a fire under my arse. This is especially true as the paper’s current status is: lots of kind of interesting looking data, no conclusion, no clear questions it attempts to¬†either ask or answer, and no words down on paper. The data are on crystallisation. Crystallisation is how crystals form, for example how crystals of salt form when salt water evaporates.

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